ADEA Advocate

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ADEA AGR Launches New Advocacy Newsletter—the ADEA Advocate

Published every Tuesday, the ADEA Advocatereplaces the monthly ADEA State Update and the ADEA Washington Update newsletters. Each issue provides a brief synopsis of the major issues from the halls of Congress, various federal agencies and statehouses.


JUNE 2019

Volume 1, No. 18, June 11, 2019
In This Issue |  Nevada and Connecticut May License Dental Therapists; Maine Expands Dental Benefits for Adults Covered by Medicaid; Appropriations Take the Next Step; American Dream and Promise Act; Connecticut May Eliminate Live Patients Exams and Make Additional Changes to Licensure Laws


Volume 1, No. 17, June 4, 2019
In This Issue |  Arizona Allows Dental Hygienists to Practice Under Physician Supervision; Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Publicly Funded Dental Care for Those Without Insurance; California Senate Votes to Reimburse Medi-Cal Providers for Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride; Trump Administration Appeals Ruling Blocking Medicaid Work Requirements; Federal Task Force Shares Findings on Pain Management Alternatives


Volume 1, No. 16, May 29, 2019
In This Issue |  Bipartisan Push to Raise Tobacco Age; Connecticut Proposes Public Option; Senate Appropriations Update; California Moves to Crackdown on Vaccine Exemptions; ADEA AGR Issues an Action Alert; Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Volume 1, No. 15, May 21, 2019
In This Issue |  Making the Case for Integrating Oral Health in Medicare; Higher Education Act Reauthorization Update; House Committee on Education and Labor Markup; CMS Issues Bulletin on Calculation of Medicaid Medical Loss Ratio; Washington State to Implement Country’s First Public Option; Minnesota Lawmakers Debate Provider Tax; Maryland to Ask Tax Filers if They Have Health Insurance

Volume 1, No. 14, May 14, 2019
In This Issue |  Washington State Legislation Requiring Dental Labs to Register With the State; Tennessee Sends Medicaid Block Grant Legislation to Governor; Maine Votes to Increase Maximum Amount Under Dental Loan Repayment Program; Some Good News for Student Borrowers; Trump Administration Proposes Changes to Poverty Level Calculation; Correction

Volume 1, No. 13, May 7, 2019
In This Issue |  Is Medicaid Expansion Dead in Kansas?; HHS Issues Final Conscience Rule; Trump Administration Formally Requests Revoke of Entire Affordable Care Act; Appropriations Season Begins; Mandated Overdose Reversal Co-Prescribing—A new Trend in the States; Vermont May Allow Public Health Dental Hygienists to Practice in Out-of-Office Settings; Oregon May Soon Allow Dentists to Give Vaccinations


Volume 1, No. 12, April 30, 2019
In This Issue |  Will Missouri Become the Last State to Implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?; CDC Says Opioid Guidelines Have Been Misapplied; Texas Bill Proposes Study of Health Professional Shortages; Nebraska May Adjust Medicaid Expansion Before Implementation; Number of Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP Down in 2018

Volume 1, No. 11, April 23, 2019
In This Issue |  ADEA on Capitol Hill; Montana Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill; Indiana to Require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances; Higher Education Act Reauthorization; Post-Recess Agendas for Congress; Colorado Takes Steps Toward Creating Public Health Care Insurance Option

Volume 1, No. 10, April 16, 2019
In This Issue |  Arizona Governor Signs Landmark Licensure Reciprocity Law; Will Medicaid Work Requirements Be Upheld by the Appellate Courts?; Ontario Budget Includes Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors; A Uniform and a Periodontal Probe; Testimonials from the 2019 ADEA Hill Day on April 11

Volume 1, No. 9, April 9, 2019
In This Issue |  Bipartisanship in Lowering Health Care Costs; Are Medicaid Block Grants Coming to States?; Senators Focus on Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety; Colorado Expands CHIP Program; $270 Million Opioid Settlement; Maryland May Create Community Dental Clinics Grants; Census Citizenship Question Goes to the U.S. Supreme Court; Research Opportunity: Studying the Health of Women From

Volume 1, No. 8, April 2, 2019
In This Issue |  Speak to Your Legislator About Critical Topics at ADEA Capitol Hill Day; Rep. Shalala (Fl-27) Hosts Briefing on Inequity in Higher Education; Medicaid Expansion Update; HRSA Comes to ADEA; Update on Dental Therapy; Will the Affordable Care Act Survive its Latest Challenge?; Federal Judge Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements; One More Reason to Support Dentists in Congress

Volume 1, No. 4, Feb. 26, 2019
In This Issue |  Do You Have $5.9 Trillion for Health Care?; Increased FDA Oversight of Dental Devices Isn’t Slowing Industry Growth; The Member of Congress Most Focused on Dental Care Isn’t a Dentist; Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Proposes Expanded Access to Dental Care; Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets a Boost in Court; Patients First Act Would Allow Georgia to Seek Waivers Under the ACA; Iowa Supreme Court Rules State Must Hear Medicaid Denials

Volume 1, No. 3, Feb. 19, 2019
In This Issue |  Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Deal; Update on Opioid Legislation; Who’s Counting?; California Commission Releases Recommendations to Address Health Provider Shortage; Utah Legislators Move to Expand Dental Care to Medicaid Populations; New School-based Health Care Funding Increases Access to Oral Health Care

Volume 1, No. 2, Feb. 12, 2019
In This Issue |  Utah Legislators Seek to Roll Back Medicaid Expansion; Massachusetts Bill—Task Force to Address Medicaid Reimbursement to Dental School; Student Loan Repayment and Tax Credit Bills for Dental Professionals; Texas Takes Over Energy & Commerce; Dental Advocacy in the Senate; Senator Alexander Goes on the Record About the Higher Education Act

Volume 1, No. 1, Feb. 5, 2019
In This Issue |  The New ADEA Advocacy Newsletter; Open, Closed and Closed Again?; Legal Cases Over Opioid Misuse Keep Growing; 2019 ADEA Capitol Hill Day Is April 11; ADEA Weighs In on Title IX Proposals; Update on Dental Therapy; New State Tracking Map in 2019; New York State Passes DREAM Act